I’ve no personal issue with Atiku, Wike insists

The governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, has said what he is demanding is that the North should relinquish Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national chairmanship to the South.

He maintained that he has no personal issue with the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

Speaking while hosting political associates and Rivers Elders Council led by its chairman, Chief Ferdinand Alabraba, on his 55th birthday at his private residence in Rumueprikom on Tuesday, Wike said he has no regret contesting the presidential primary, which he lost to Atiku.

“I don’t regret I ran for presidency. In the name of God, I am happy to make Rivers proud as far I am concerned.

“If they had allowed it to be what it is supposed to be, I would have won the election. But it is okay. It has happened.

“People said it is because I lost election. It doesn’t matter. I didn’t lose election.

“I have no problem with the presidential candidate. All I am saying is what is the interest of Rivers people? What is the interest of the South-South, and the South?”